Some suggestions for winter cultural events to have fun and warm up over the coming months

Starting January 18, electronic music fans can make winter a celebration by celebrating over four weekends during Igloofest. Big names are on the bill, including the popular Diplo, Miss Monique, Armin van Buuren and Canadian REZZ. All of them will make festival-goers dance in the cold of the Old Port of Montreal. Like every year, free daytime activities, more family-friendly, will be organized on Saturday. And the Après-Ski evenings, which last into the night, will allow those who wish to celebrate for hours. Marc Rebillet and Partiboi69 will host the opening night of this 16th Igloofest.

The 25th Montreal Highlights festival will take place from February 22 to March 3 in the streets and halls of Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles. On the occasion of this anniversary, Lisa LeBlanc, Shay Lia, Half Moon Run, Kid Koala, Kronos Quartet and Miro will present concerts at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Studio TD and MTELUS. A host of other shows, these presented outdoors, will be announced soon. The program for Nuit Blanche, which also takes place as part of Montréal en Lumière, will also be revealed shortly.

The iconic Quebec Carnival – the 70th! – takes place from January 25 at various locations across the national capital. There are many opportunities for winter activities – sliding, skating, ice sculpture gardens, etc. The musical program includes Loud (February 2), Claudia Bouvette (February 3), Bleu Jeans Bleu and Marilyne Léonard (February 9) and a disco evening (February 10) hosted by the Boogie Wonder Band, which is celebrating its 25 years of existence. Without forgetting the unmissable night parades: February 3 in the Limoilou district and February 10 on Grande Allée.